Former Glen Ridge Mayor Carl Bergmanson has announced his plans to take on Barbara Buono in the Democratic primary for Governor. Bergmanson also ran against Gov. Jon Corzine in the 2009 primary after an unsuccessful effort to recall Corzine. Bergmanson finished second, with 9 percent of the vote.
Bergmanson, who calls himself a “fiscally responsible” Democrat, announced his intention to run in a radio interview with Jim Gearhart today. He told Gearhart that beating Buono was “an uphill battle,” but that he couldn’t just stand by and watch property taxes grow out of control.
“Property taxes have gone through the roof,” he said. “And almost nothing has been done to ameliorate that problem.”